What was that? Something about oil? Neither presidential candidate having executive experience? Sorry, we were distracted by the cutest thing ever.
In the war of the words that’s erupted between Jessica Simpson and Carrie Underwood, Carrie’s landed the latest blow. According to OK! Magazine, a close, personal friend of the country cutie finds Jessica’s recent declarations of love for former flame Tony Romo rather pathetic, and thinks Jess has gotten a little big.
Underwood, who told Allure recently that she still gets calls from Jess’s boyfriend, told her friend, “She finds Jessica’s love of putting her life on display pretty desperate. She laughed at the People cover, because its the same one Jess did about John Mayer — same smile, same look, except she’s a little fatter.” Oh SNAP! Way to set the ladies back a few years by bickering over a mediocre quarterback. [Image: Getty Images]
Page Six reported yesterday that John Legend has a new girlfriend, model “Christy Tiegen.” Shocker! Before this revelation, we were under the belief that John was still dating model Christine Teigen, Legend’s girlfriend of the last year and a half (that’s the pair above at his 29th birthday in January) . Just last April, Page Six quoted the singer claiming that his relationship with Teigen was solid: “I am still happily dating my girlfriend, Christine Teigen, and have been for about a year now.” So what made Legend trade Teigen for Tiegen? Did he get confused…or did Page Six?
Reps for David Spade confirmed that the SNL and Just Shoot Me actor is indeed the father of the baby girl born to Playboy Playmate Jillian Grace in August: “David and Jillian have been in close contact throughout her pregnancy and he plans to go see the baby during his first break from shooting Rules of Engagement.” Spade acknowledged that he could be the biological father to E! Online in January, saying “I had a brief relationship with Jillian Grace. If it is true that I am the father of her child, then I will accept responsibility.”
The blonde actor has a history with women, having dated Heather Locklear, Krista Allen and Julie Bowen before producing a mini Gap-Girl with Grace.
Harry Potter lost his virginity at 16 to a “much older” woman. Daniel Radcliffe is revealing way too much personal information these days to Details magazine. The 19-year-old actor first told the magazine that his dream role is to play a drag queen (“it would be an excuse to wear eye makeup”) and then he opened up about his sex life. Radcliffe wouldn’t reveal his first time cougar’s age, but he said the age difference “wasn’t ridiculous,” but it would definitely “freak some people out”.
Let’s get some perspective here, this would have been around the same time this angelic school boy was filming the fourth movie of the Potter series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. We’ll never be able to watch that movie the same way again. He started making his transition from child actor to hunky leading man last year after appeared naked on the London stage in Equus and he’ll be reprising the role this fall on Broadway.
Little Harry is all grown up!
We had a sneaking suspicion that Britney Spears would perform at the VMAs because she’s been working hard to get herself back into shape. (Take the above bikini shot from Labor Day as proof of time spent at the gym.) But we were only half right: MTV Networks honcho Van Toffler confirmed today that Britney will kick off the VMAs again this year, but he explicitly said she won’t perform. Instead, it will be something “fun and unexpected.” “I think for Britney, people are rooting for her, and she’s really on the road to recovery,” Toffler said. “It feels like it’s her year. It’s our 25th anniversary of the VMAs, and she’s been such a critical piece of MTV’s history.”
Part of that history is Britney’s infamous performance of Gimme More at last year’s VMAs, which was so lame that it provided fodder for tabloids all year and served as a kind of perverse publicity tool for the VMAs. In addition to giving Britney a second chance, MTV is working on giving the spotlight to another shaky star: Michael Jackson. “We’ve been talking to him as well, I don’t know if that’s going to happen,” said Toffler.
With a doubleheader like Spears and Jackson, this year could be big for MTV’s Video Music Awards. Tune in to MTV Sunday at 9PM EST and check back with Scandalist all week for VMA-related gossip and pics. [Source: AP; Photo: INF]
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…but Josh Lucas was all up in her gondola during the DNC last week. Good trade-up, Anne! [ICYDK]
Jason Priestly better shave that thing off before he guest stars on 90210. [Dlisted]
Slipknot takes the #1 spot on the Billboard album chart from The Game after the Iowan metal combo demand a recount. Let’s hope November doesn’t bring more statistical drama from the swing state. [Idolator]
Slash will be presenting at the VMAs. Does this increase or decrease the likelihood of Axl saying howdy? [MTV Buzzworthy]
Wednesday Addams sure has grown up. Christina Ricci and boyfriend Kick Gurry frolicked on the beach in Malibu while Christina showed off her tattoos and enjoyed the California sun. In case you’re wondering, Kick is an actor from Down Under who met Ricci on the set of Speed Racer. [Photos: INF]
You’ve all heard the stories about Grand Theft Auto inspiring young hooligans to carjack, murder and find secret sex codes. But it’s important to not lose sight of the positive benefits the ultra-violent videogame has in our society. If 11-year-old Audrey Plique hadn’t been playing the “M”-rated shoot-em-up, she wouldn’t have been primed to rescue her family from a car crash.
What’s the most practical thing to get an underage naughty-photo-taking tween phenomenon for her birthday? Why, a $75,000 Mercedes Benz of course! According to HollywoodRag, 15-year-old Miley Cyrus — who’s probably all set on digital cameras and accounts to hack — ordered herself a fully-loaded luxury automobile several months before her Sweet Sixteen.
So what can we expect from the Miley-mobile? It’s sure to be “bad,” the singer has said. “I definitely want to get something bad on the road, big enough for all my friends and to scare all the cars away from me. I’m a good driver but it’s everyone else that I’m worried about!” Riiiight. Because we’ve seen her use such banner judgment thus far. [Image: Getty Images]